Construction of the Mithila Culture Study Centre has been started here. The Centre will feature the cultural heritage of all communities in Mithila. The building has been designed including the ‘abode of the deities’ with the miniature painting of all the gods and goddesses. It reflects the identity and culture of the Mithila region. The Centre building is being constructed at Janakpurdham Sub-metropolitan City-7 by the Maithil Brahman Mahasabha. The plan is to construct the structure within two years, Mahasabha president Bhagawan Jha said. According to him, the Centre would have a meeting hall on the first floor, the abode of the deities in the second floor, the Mithila museum in the third floor, library and an auditorium in the fourth floor while the fifth and sixth floor would have residential rooms. The building will be constructed at a total cost of Rs 110 million. Janakpur Sub-metropolitan City will contribute Rs 500 thousand while the rest of the cost would be met through donation. Mahasabha president Jha said the income from the operation of the Centre would be used for providing stipends to the students from the economically deprived communities. —